Allan Horsfall (left; 1927–2012), here pictured with Ray Gosling (right), was recorded in 2009 for the Millthorpe Project which set out to interview LGBTQ trade unionists.
Allan co-founded the North Western Homosexual Law Reform Committee (NWHLRC), which became the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform in 2012.
The NWHLRC produced and distributed 10,000 copies of a leaflet entitled Something you should know about, using Allan’s home address for the committee.
Allan had found out that Labour MPs were unwilling to support homosexual law reform because of the potential for prejudice among their working-class voters. He used the lack of any negative reaction to his campaign (with the exception of the local press) to show that his northern mining community was more comfortable with homosexual law reform than its political representatives in London.